Friday | 05 Mar 2021

WRC hunts for the World Rally Car era’s classic photos

The WRC this year celebrates the glorious generation of World Rally Cars, a memorable era spanning 25 years of magnificent machinery and fierce competition which ends at the close of the 2021 season.

To commemorate a landmark time in the sport’s history, we are inviting the world’s leading rally photographers to enter their favourite image from the period for the ProGrade Digital Photo of a Generation 1997 - 2021 competition.

And then we’re inviting the WRC’s fans to vote for their favourite here on

We’re searching for that breathtaking action shot, that stunning portrait study of a competitor’s raw emotions, that behind-the-scenes image of a team hard at work or that laugh-out-loud photo captured by being in the right place at the right time.

The competition is open to media who have held permanent accreditation to the FIA World Rally Championship for at least one season between 1997 and 2021 inclusive.


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The winning photographer will receive a bumper prize package from WRC partner ProGrade Digital comprising SD cards, a card reader and a memory card holder. The winner will also receive an exclusive WRC Trophy and the photograph will be hung on the walls of the FIA’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

An expert panel of independent judges will select a shortlist of 10 images from the entries received before the closing date on 15 March 2021. They will be displayed across WRC’s digital channels from 22 - 28 March, with fans encouraged to pick their favourite on

 The full rules for the competition can be found here and terms and conditions can be found here.

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